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Second Bell Soirée: The Artisanals with Brian Paddock live at The Outpost

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109 W Anderson Ave

Knoxville, TN 37917

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Blank News and Second Bell Music Festival Present: The Artisanals and Brian Paddock.

Join us as we get ready for the 2nd Annual Second Bell Music Festival and enjoy a night of amazing alt/country music. You might remember The Artisanals from their amazing set at This past year's festival. We will also be doing a few ticket giveaways throughout the night for special tickets to the music festival. You will not want to miss out on this one.


THE ARTISANALS

Somewhere on a dusty road or a well traveled interstate, right at this very moment, a rock n’ roll band is pounding the rock. They’re probably wearing the same clothes they had on yesterday, and reminiscing about last night’s gig. Inspired by a guitar lick that cuts to the bone or a melody that lingers on refrain, this band is following a path forged by countless other musicians who’ve lived and died in dive bars or ‘made it’ with their posters taped to bedroom walls. What makes this band of brothers any different? This band is The Artisanals.

Johnny Delaware grew up in a small South Dakota town surrounded by cornfields and dirt roads. For 19 years, he lived in a wide-eyed perspective baptized in the setting of a John Mellencamp song. In order to personally evolve and carry out his musical destiny, Delaware knew that the heartland wind would have to blow him around the country. Eventually, Delaware would move to Charleston, SC and team up with guitarist Clay Houle, and bassist Eric Mixon to form The Artisanals in late 2016. Within a year of forming, The Artisanals dropped their four-track debut EP, Literally, Anywhere, and promptly received critical acclaim from Huffington Post, Paste Magazine, Daytrotter, PopMatters.

Now, with drummer Nick Recio, and keyboardist Ian Klin rounding out the group, The Artisanals are dropping their debut self-titled full length album. Produced by Wolfgang Zimmerman and set to release on AWAL on September 21, 2018, The Artisanals, is the first ever record to come out of the Magic Barn - an Iowa studio-converted-barn that features the Neve console and gear from NYC’s now defunct Magic Shop Studio which recorded David Bowie’s last two albums, Arcade Fire’s The Suburbs, and can be seen on Dave Grohl’s Sonic Highways.

With sonic influences ranging from the heartland rock of Bruce Springsteen (“Angel 42”), and neo-psychedelia anthems of My Morning Jacket (“Pound The Rock”), to the dream-pop work of The Cars and The War On Drugs (“Drag”), The Artisanals 10-track LP showcases Delaware and Houle’s knack for writing hooks as well as their ear for quality production. The album utilizes everything from a gong, organ, piano, sitar, french horn, trombone, and koto, to a string section sourced from the nearby University of Iowa. Mastered by Howie Weinberg, (Spoon, Ryan Adams, Nirvana), there’s no filler on The Artisanals. From start to finish, this record is a straight banger.


"Sounds like: Heartland rock & roll built for Trans Am stereos, mushroom trips and the boombox in Jeff Spicoli’s bedroom" - Rolling Stone

“The Artisanals’ music is a blend of Americana charm and southern rock swagger” - Billboard

The Artisanals' “...long-playing eponymous debut is stuffed with some of the most memorable rock ‘n’ roll you’ll hear all year” - Blurt

"The resulting album begs for the Artisanals to be mentioned in the same breath as groups like Dawes and Blitzen Trapper who have managed to reinvent classic rock tropes with originality, wizened musicianship, and sharp songwriting.” - Charleston City Paper

"The band has created a kaleidoscope of... edgy rock that recalls the best of Jackson Browne, Dawes and Delta Spirit. The production tinkers with rock hits from the 70’s and 80’s, immediately reflecting a nostalgic vibe but remaining equally vibrant and relevant." - Glide

“The Artisanals… [bring] to mind the best of Tom Petty and the more fun aspects of Father John Misty and The War on Drugs” - Paste Magazine

Brian Paddock

Brian Paddock began writing lyrics long before he ever picked up a guitar.

In 2010, when he was 30 years old, Paddock’s wife encouraged him to take his writing more seriously. Paddock learned how to play guitar and started trying to sing all the things he’d been writing. Four years later, Paddock co-founded the rock ‘n’ roll band Shimmy and the Burns - “Shimmy” being a nickname Paddock earned in college (it’s OK to ask him about it) and “Burns” being the bushy sideburns of the band’s co-founder.

Based in Knoxville, Tenn., the band earned a good reputation over the next few years, touring the Southeast and recording two critically-lauded full-length albums. Still, there was something missing. Paddock had a stack of songs that needed a quieter, more subtle musical home. To that end, he recorded the EP “Villains,” which Blank News praised as “a major introspective psychological whallop,” and began working on a full-length album. That disc, “Under New Management,” due for release later this summer, realizes the promise that the EP hinted at.

In his characteristically gruff voice, Paddock delivers 11 songs where the lyrics aren’t in such competition with the music to be heard. It’s sweet. It’s honest. And, featuring acoustic-heavy arrangements played by some of Knoxville’s A-list musicians, the music flows easy. The title cut name checks John Prine song characters in a thoughtful rumination on modern life.

That doesn’t mean there aren’t a couple of rockers. When Paddock sings “I drink poison, ‘cause I like the taste,” you know it’s not going to be a soundtrack to a church picnic.

“Under New Management” isn’t going to shock Paddock’s longtime fans. More likely, they’re going to love him even more. If you haven’t heard him, take a little extra time to let the songs sink in. You won’t regret it.

-Wayne Bledsoe, Grammy Nominated Music Journalist and Host of WDVX Radio's “All Over the Road” and “Six O’Clock Swerve”



ALL SHOW AT THE OUTPOST ARE 18+. ID REQUIRED WITH ENTRY.

Info about this show:

  • Doors open at 7:00pm.
  • Music starts at 8pm
  • Standing Room Only.
  • This show is for ages 18+.
  • Tickets are $8 in advance and $10 the day of show.


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109 W Anderson Ave

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